Category Archives: Zimbabwe

Katswe Sistahood calls for arrest of paedophiles …as 54 girls rescued from child sexual exploitation

Katswe Sistahood. Girls embrace each other during a Pachoto ‘movement-building circle’ meeting. Katswe FIFTY-FOUR girls have been rescued from sexual exploitation for survival and placed into statutory care following a prominent exposé of underage commercial sex work in Epworth, Hopley and Caledonia by Katswe Sistahood. The sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy group is calling on the government to

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AMHVoices: Zimbabwe poisoned, bewitched

TWO issues became major talking points last month; poison, after Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa fell ill at a Zanu PF youth interface rally in Gwanda, Matabeleland South; witchcraft, after President Robert Mugabe said Zanu PF had neither witches nor wizards. BY PARDON MAGUTA,OUR READER My little knowledge tells me that we have witches in the country. There is poison in the

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SA MPs heckle Ramaphosa as he defends suspect Grace Mugabe decision

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was booed by opposition MPs as he repeated government’s rationale for granting Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Inkatha Freedom Party MP Liesl van der Merwe put Ramaphosa on the spot during a question session in Parliament, asking his opinion on what the decision will mean for gender

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Suspect Jonathan Moyo challenges Mnangagwa on poisoning

Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa HARARE – Cabinet minister and Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo waded into the saga involving the alleged poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday; suggesting that police should investigate and establish what caused his sudden illness. President Robert Mugabe’s government has been adamant that the Vice President —

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Grace Mugabe issue escalated to SA Parliament as Ramaphosa struggles for answers

Pretoria – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has written to Parliament concerning the diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe. Mashabane’s remarks come days after her ministry allowed Mugabe to return back home after she assaulted 20-year-old South African model Gabriella Engels with an extension chord on the forehead at a hotel after she allegedly

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Mutodi’s bail hearing today

Energy Mutodi ZANU PF activist and musician Energy Mutodi is today expected to launch a fresh bail bid at the High Court after languishing in remand prison for the past two weeks over allegations of undermining President Robert Mugabe’s authority in a Facebook post. BY CHARLES LAITON Energy Mutodi The hearing was initially scheduled to be held yesterday, but was

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Makarau dithers over voter registration

Rita Makarau ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission chairperson Rita Makarau continues to dither on the voter registration issue after two citizens approached the High Court seeking an order to force the election management body to launch the exercise without further delays. BY RICHARD CHIDZA In the application, Kakudzwa Mavure and Victoria Chiyanike pleaded with the court to declare as unconstitutional Makarau’s decision

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Mnangagwa poisoning details emerge

Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa FRESH details have emerged that South African doctors — who performed a minor surgery on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) last Wednesday — reportedly detected traces of palladium poison which had partly damaged part of his liver, NewsDay has learnt. BY BLESSED MHLANGA The latest information was revealed on Mnangagwa’s

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Robert Mugabe owes Engels an apology – Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela Johannesburg – Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels. “No amount of provocation entitles you to harm a person. “[It] was appalling for a neighbour to come and assault a [South African] citizen,” Madonsela said.

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